huevo

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish hueuo, from Latin ōvum (compare Catalan ou, French œuf, Italian uovo, Portuguese ovo, Romanian ou), from Proto-Italic *ōwom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

huevo m ‎(plural huevos)

  1. egg
    • 1992, Dr. Seuss, Huevos Verdes con Jamón, translated by Aída E. Marcuse
      ¿Te gustan los huevos verdes con jamón?
  2. spawn
  3. (vulgar, slang) testicle
  4. (biology) zygote
  5. (biology) ovule

Usage notes[edit]

Plural form huevos is slang for testicles and means guts as in "He’s got guts, what a brave guy".

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